Andhra Pradesh

Political meets get more takers on social media

Apart from reaching out to thousands of politicians and activists through conventional plenary meetings, major political parties in the State had been grabbing attention online by livestreaming the entire proceeding of all the political events on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

YSRCP though has only 8.25 lakh followers on Facebook, is attracting the online community better in comparison with the Telugu Desam Party’s official page which has above 30 lakh followers.

The plenary meeting of the YSR Congress Party, which concluded on Sunday, had been viewed by about seven lakh people on Facebook alone.

The four hour-long livestream of the plenary meeting’s first day had been viewed by 2.15 lakh users on Facebook in just one day. The second day and Sunday’s livestream of the meeting was viewed by more than one lakh Facebook users, as of the evening the number of views is increasing. Also, all the videos of 11.4 hours duration related to the plenary meeting have been viewed by 7.12 lakh users so far.

YSRCP is of late active on social media, targeting the online community and had been livestreaming each and every press conference of its leaders. Meanwhile, the ruling Telugu Desam Party seems to be lagging in attracting online community, if one goes by patronage it has in numbers.

The Party held Mahanadu programme during May 27, 28 and 29 in Visakhapatnam and its Facebook page had livestreamed almost the entire programme. So far, the livestream of the programme on day one has been viewed by 2.47 lakh persons. On the whole, the Mahanadu event’s live stream of 23 hours has been viewed by 14 lakh users.

Meanwhile, the official Facebook page of BJP Andhra Pradesh has reached a follower count of 4.31 lakh as on Sunday.

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Printable version | Apr 5, 2020 11:18:47 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/political-meets-get-more-takers-on-social-media/article19247066.ece

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